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  Activation Email may contain a warning
Posted by: Administrator - 2018-01-07, 10:40 AM - Forum: Site Discussion - No Replies

Hi All,

If you are using gmail, and perhaps other email services, you may have noticed that the account activation email that you receive from this site includes a warning like:

"This message may not have been sent by: fabric8rsite@gmail.com"

This occurs because the email is actually coming from the fabric8r.com domain, but is claiming to be from our gmail address. Google recognizes this as a problem because this is one thing that people do when they are trying to impersonate someone else in order to get you to give them information. For example, if the email came from some random domain, but claimed it was from 'accountmanager@yourbank.com', then you should be extremely suspicious.

The fix for the problem would be for us to use Google's email servers to actually send the message, instead of sending from fabric8r.com. Sounds easy, right?

Well, it is. Except for one small detail. Our current hosting provider does not allow us to use Google's email servers with the hosting package that we have. They have a good reason - if they allowed that, if any site hosted by them started sending spam, they would eventually be blocked - and that would affect any other site hosted on the same server. So to protect all of their customers, they don't allow it.

What I will have to do instead is juggle our email addresses such that the activation emails don't claim to be from our google email anymore, but the address that does send the email forwards all replies to the gmail account. Sigh - also not hard, I just have to do it.

In the meantime, the warning text will still appear in the email. In this case, we are claiming to be ourselves, not someone else, so the warning may cause concern for no good reason.

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Posted by: jobagadonitz - 2018-01-05, 09:14 AM - Forum: Filament Printers - Replies (2)

I'm a rank newbie to 3D printing.  Just got a Creality CR-10.  Quick question: What's the point of rafts on the base of the prints?

Mike in Dayton.

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  Moment of Inspiration
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2017-12-15, 12:30 AM - Forum: 3D Printing Software - No Replies

Hi All,

Just checking - are there any users/owners of the Moment of Inspiration software out there that would be willing to talk about it here? I just became aware of it, and it seems awesome. It's a supposed 'cheap' option for what it does, at nearly $300.

I thought I'd let everyone else know about it, and maybe figure out if I should start saving my money to pick up a copy.


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  New guy with ThreeUp startup issues
Posted by: ChuckP - 2017-12-08, 06:46 PM - Forum: Q3DPrinter (formerly QU-BD) Specific Discussion - Replies (12)

Found a ThreeUp kit deeply discounted which became my birthday present. To say that this is a low price entry level printer is certainly an understatement.

So, I've got it all assembled, Repetier talks to it, and I can slew it manually on all 3 axes. Alas, the extruder drive seems to be dead. By way of troubleshooting, I've done the following so far:

  • Swap the connection to another axis. Manual slew of that axis moves the motor as expected.
  • Swap the driver bridge from a known good axis. No motion on the extruder, works ok on the other axis.
  • Examining the RAMPS/AT-Mega assembly revealed 2 pins bent so as to lie on the outside of the header. Put them back in place, but no change in operation.
I'm going to try moving the connection to the Extruder 2 slot to get some functionality. If that doesn't work I fear my RAMPS board will need repair or replacement. Does this sound like I'm on the right track?

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  Creality3D CR-10
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2017-12-08, 01:57 PM - Forum: Filament Printers - Replies (7)

Hi All,

As I mentioned in the General Discussion forum, I just ordered a Creality3D CR-10.

So, I decided to start a thread about it, in case anyone already has one, or knows something about it. Feel free to chime in. I'll post my updates here once I receive the printer. I'm looking forward to buying a lot more filament Smile


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  First posts now require Approval
Posted by: Administrator - 2017-12-08, 01:49 PM - Forum: Site Discussion - No Replies

Hi All,

In addition to the draconian registration approval process I've already implemented, I have now added the requirement that a users' first post have administrator approval.

So, if you have just registered, please be aware that your initial post may not appear right away. I will approve these as soon as possible.

I just don't want to fight forum spammers if I can avoid it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

PS - if anyone who registered prior to today has a problem with posting, please contact us at our gmail address ("fabric8rsite"). Even if you did previously register, but have not yet posted, your first post will need approval.

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  Hurry! Great printer on sale
Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2017-12-07, 01:33 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Hi All,

I'm spamming my own forum here Smile. I just found this flash sale. Actually, first I found several different people saying excellent things about this printer that I had never heard of before, called the Creality3D CR-10.

Then I went looking for it, and found it on sale. It's a fairly large format filament printer. The price? $299. Build volume is 300 mm x 300 mm x 400 mm (~12 in x ~12 in x ~16 in).

The sale is only valid for the next 14 hours or so.

EDIT: Link removed, bad shipping price, see below.

Good luck. Just leave one for me.


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  Moose in the North Woods
Posted by: Mooselake - 2017-12-05, 03:31 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Semi-retired moose, fascinated by CNC machines, likes tasty browse, tends to run on.

Started off as a little moose ..... worked my way through EE school when my constant companion was named Sly Drool, as a programmer.  It stuck, did a whole lotta stuff including mainframe systems programmer, real-time software development (mostly networking, data communications, embedded device firmware), ran a dial-up ISP, etc.  For a mid-life crisis retired and went to paramedic school, worked in EMS (despite the original sales pitch, it doesn't stand for Earn Money Sleeping) for almost 20 years. Semi-retired these days, service's IT guy and occasional medic shift.  Married a long time, raised 3 daughters, live on a small farm a hundred miles from the nearest Home Depot.

Started with a small CNC router in the mid aughts, before arduinos, using LinuxCNC. Had 3D printers since 2012, a cheap chinese K40 laser for a couple years, and currently building a Maslow CNC router (actually, building the shop to build the Maslow, out of room).

I've been a mod (as in moderator) on several 3D printer forums including this one when it was QU-BDs, like to mod (as in modify) 3D printers and similar devices, and have way to many hobbies.

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Posted by: MisterAcoustic - 2017-12-03, 11:46 AM - Forum: General 3D Printing - Replies (1)

Hi All,

I found this article on an alternative way of finishing off project components, including 3D-printed parts. I hadn't heard of it before - it's called hydro-dipping.

Color Your Processed Prints With Hydro Dipping (from 3dprinting.com)

It's kind of similar to Paper Marbling, but uses a commercially-made film instead of paints.

Looks like an interesting way to liven up some of your prints.

(Edit: Corrected cosmetic appearance of the url)

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  QU-BD status
Posted by: Mooselake - 2017-12-01, 05:41 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Does anybody know what's going on with whatever QU-BD calls themselves these days?  The ticket system is defunct, they let the forum registration lapse (not the first time, but I managed to get them to renew it the last couple times through the ticket system), but their store is still there.

Did they finally go bust, or is something still there?


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